Brisbane’s own rocking singer-songwriter KIT dropped her new single ‘Good Guy’ at the beginning at this month, and we though it was high time you get to know her.
Featured as an integral part of the Sydney quartet All Our Exes Live In Texas, the ever-lovely Katie Wighton has taken on the musical moniker of KIT to make her own solo music where April 3rd saw her release her debut single ‘Good Guy’ alongside a stellar music video.
She’s not just a spark behind the mic, though, nor just a whiz at the guitar. She’s a budding baker, and loves making cakes for her pals, adores veggies dipped in hummus, and dreams to one day collaborate with Sia.
So, come along for the ride, and get to know the person behind the voice you know and love in All Our Exes Live In Texas as well as her velvety voice and strong lyrics in her new tune ‘Good Guy’.
Check out ‘Good Guy’ by KIT:
How did your artist name come about?
Haha it’s QUITE boring tbh. I was just playing around with the letters in my name and KIT kept jumping out! It suited the sound of the music I was writing and everyone I mentioned it to was pleasantly surprised so I rolled with it!
How would you describe your music to your grandma?
Haha, “You’ll hate this – sorry for the swearing.”
Tell us about a few of your tracks; their titles and what they’re about?
My latest single is Good Guy and it’s about calling out the bad behaviour of men in the music industry and trying to draw attention to the fact that we can’t just get sad – we have to get mad, there HAS to be consequences and apologies and forgiveness and then we can PROGRESS!
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My next single is called ‘King Size Bed’ and it’s about loving someone so much that you just can’t seem to get close enough to them. Weirdly appropriate for the LACK of closeness we are all feeling RN!
What do you love about your hometown?
Omg so many things. My angel of a mama. My chaotic but incredibly loving family. The beautiful weather in Autumn, Winter and Spring (I’m from Brisbane so Summer is actually just TOO much but the rest of the year is heaven.) My dear old, old, old friends some of whom now have kids that I also adore and miss. The slowness. The space.
Career highlight so far?
Either supporting the Backstreet Boys or winning an ARIA. Just going to come out and call it haha! Exes also played on the same festival as Janis Ian too who my mum is a HUGE fan of (and therefore I grew up listening to her sing Janis’ songs). That was a real wow moment for me.
Fave non-music hobby?
Baking! I love making custom cakes for my pals on their birthdays. I come up with a list of all their favourite things and try to turn it into a cake. Once I made smokey chocolate cupcakes with barbecue chips on top. I also made a cake that looked like a soccer field and it had tiny dachshunds playing soccer on it!
What’s on your dream rider?
Ummmmm it used to be chocolate and the expensive chips but the further along into touring I got the more I craved cut up veggies and hummus. So I’d say sugar snap peas, hummus, Lindt dark chocolate with salted caramel and a REALLY nice bottle of red/white (preservative free because I’m a wanker).
Dream music collaboration?
OOH! Today it would be SIA. I love her writing. I think she’s a queen. And maybe Bob Ross lol. I think he’d write a beautiful song, don’t you?! My friends have been doing heaps of his painting in ISO and it’s bloody inspiring. Maybe I’m losing it though…?
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
All goes to plan I am splitting my time between Australia (not totally sold on where yet) and LA. Writing heaps of music. Mentoring young non-male identifying musicians. I have a kid called Elsie and a bloody good egg for a partner. I own a shack on a beach somewhere and maybe a log cabin/property in Tasmania haha. A GIRL CAN DREAM RIGHT?!
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
‘Don’t Stop Believing’ by Journey. The original is in a good key for me to sing in (which is rare because most karaoke songs are catered to boys which is dumb) and a bloody hit amongst the punters.
What’s on the cards for the future?
Single releases this year and an album next year hopefully! I am also hoping to get a six-pack during isolation. Weird desire for a weird time.